Originally Posted by Paul
Unfortunatlely I have just bought 2 bottles. I plan to keep my RIB on a pontoon for about 6 weeks at a time and then wash it off and relaunch. I am not keen on antifouling for well known reasons. If safeboatskin is ineffective will the resultant marine growth damage the hull or just mean a lot of "elbow grease" when it comes out of water?
The bloke I bought mine from never antifouled it and it has a few little shell like white things on it but that is all. After about 3-4 weeks out of the water on the trailer, they start looking a bit thirsty and then start to fall off
Mine has some green staining on the tubes but I have some tube cleaner on order which should hopefully blitz that.
He reckoned that there was nothing here that would actually attack either tubes or GRP but I don't know if that is true elsewhere in the world.